RTÉ Radio closes down its last Medium Wave transmitter at Tullamore, County Offaly after providing the radio signal for programmes for the last eighty two years.
- Title Last MW Transmitter Closes
- 1st Broadcast 24/03/2008
- ContributorCiaran Mullooly (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:56
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title RTÉ Closes Last Medium Wave Transmitter
- Extended description
Ciaran Mullooly reports on the closure of the last RTÉ medium wave transmitter at Tullamore. Tom Collins, who serviced the previous transmitter at Moydrum, Athlone, for over 40 years, recalls the origins of the medium wave radio service.
JP Coakley, Head of Operations at RTÉ Radio outlines the reasons for shutting down the medium wave service.
Kevin Kelly a manager at Click electronics store in Athlone says he has never been asked for a medium wave radio.
Brendan Balfe in studio closes the last RTÉ radio programme broadcast on medium wave.
A RTÉ News report on the shutting down of the final medium wave transmitter at Tullamore. This meant that RTÉ Radio would no longer be available on medium wave. At 3.00pm on the 24 March 2008 presenter Brendan Balfe became the last person to sign off on RTÉ medium wave.
- Local keywords RTÉ, Radio, Broadcasting, Transmitters, Medium Wave, Technology, Athlone, Tullamore, Tom Collins, JP Coakley, Kevin Kelly, Brendan Balfe
- Geographical coverage Athlone, Westmeath, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2008
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN08/084
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- Language used English (eng)
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